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The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 35
Like an abstract oil painting? The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 15
Like an abstract oil painting? The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 17
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 22
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #birch  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 21
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #birch  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 44
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #birch  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 21
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 24
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 19
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 26
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 22
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 29
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 35
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #sheep  #herding  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 30
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #horse  #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #herding  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 31
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #horse  #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #herding  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 30
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #birch  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 28
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #birch  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 25
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 24
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #autumncolours  #birch  #fallcolors  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 22
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #birch  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 21
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #birch  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 22
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #birch  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 19
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #horse  #gallop  #horseman  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 31
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #horse  #gallop  #horseman  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 29
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #horse  #mongolian  #horseman  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #portrait  #portraiture  #portraitphotography  #facesoftheworld  #candidphotography  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 34
The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #horse  #gallop  #horseman  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 30
Dawn. The Bashang Grasslands in China straddle Hebei and Inner Mongolia provinces. The full name is "Saihanba National Park" and in the Mongolian language means "the beautiful highlands". Today the vast Bashang Grasslands measuring some 200,000 sq km are famed for their autumn colours especially with the multitude of birch and pine trees, but these woods didn't occur naturally. Instead they were conscious efforts on the part of the government to prevent soil erosion and minimise sandstorms from Mongolia. Seeds were scattered by airplanes decades ago and they grew into the beautiful wooded sceneries today. During the rule of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century, these grasslands were rounded off to form the "Mulan Royal Hunting Grounds". In the 140-odd years since 1681, 105 annual autumn hunting fests were held by Emperor Kangxi and his two successors during the heydays of the Qing Dynasty. More than just royal entertainment, this annual event was meant to be a military training exercise too and as a political networking event with the Mongolian nobles who were invited to join, as the Manchurians needed the Mongolians' military and political support in those relatively early days of the establishment of the Qing Dynasty. Today with the highway it takes about 6 hours to travel from Beijing to Bashang but in the 17th century it would take 15 days for the emperor and his entourage to travel the same distance. #dawn  #autumncolours  #fallcolors  #bashang  #bashanggrasslands  #坝上 #坝上草原  #壩上草原  #saihanba  #塞罕坝  #木蘭圍場  #hebei  #innermongolia  #mongolia  #china  #wanderlust  #travel  #olympus  #olympusomd  #olympusomdem5  #natgeo  #natgeocreative  #natgeotravel  #ig_innermongolia  #ig_china 
1/22/2018 (Mon) ❤ 26